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Carry on, chaps! Cameron blows off Obama for tennis?


While the British press may not have intended the story to be positive, some Americans are lauding UK Prime Minister David Cameron for allegedly blowing off a call from President Obama to finish a tennis match. The allegation was made in the pages of the Daily Telegraph by Cameron’s self-proclaimed tennis partner Charlie Brooks — husband of disgraced tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks. 10 Downing Street has disputed the claim, saying that records show no call from Obama during the only recent tennis meeting between the two.

No 10 "scratching heads" over Charlie Brooks's claim PM #Cameron told #Obama to phone back as he was playing tennis http://t.co/IeycUGwe

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 27, 2012

However, while this may be damaging across the pond, some on this side think it merely gives our president a taste of his own medicine.

Tell Obama I'll call back,I'm playing tennis~David Cameron @Telegraph http://t.co/DVcuS1iP Tell Netanyahu I can't meet,I'm campaigning~Obama

— Rachel Logue (@CheeryMomSC) September 28, 2012

David Cameron: 'Tell President Obama I'll call back, I'm playing tennis' http://t.co/HqkLTGuv My opinion of David Cameron just skyrocketed!

— ē'-lō ē'-lō kă-nō' (@IloiloKano) September 28, 2012

Personally, I wouldn't sully my office by taking a call from Zero, but that's just me…. http://t.co/gxK4twir

— Mathew S Harrison (@MathewSHarrison) September 28, 2012

Cameron's popularity poll's sure to increase drastically. http://t.co/bBp3eRAA

— The Pundits (@rwblivenews) September 28, 2012

I would be DELIGHTED if all world leaders blew the bama off like this; http://t.co/H23d3lb3

— Jerry Decker (@zpeman) September 28, 2012

While we’re skeptical of the claim itself, it is interesting that a lot of people in the supposedly-insulted States are feeling more validated than miffed.

As for the actual validity of the story, this guy probably had the right idea:

Total non-story accompanied by truly splendid pic of Quasimodo Cameron http://t.co/u9EU0MX6

— Mehreen (@MehreenKhn) September 28, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/27/carry-on-chaps-cameron-blows-off-obama-for-tennis/

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